Clifford King Parker, 84, of Shavertown passed away Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.
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He was born in Shenandoah, son of the late George A. and Catherine Hocking Parker. He was a graduate of Kingston High School and attended Wilkes College.
Clifford was a very active and well-known businessman throughout the Back Mountain area. He owned Parker Fuel Co. and most recently operated Lower Demunds Road Storage.
Clifford was a 60-year member of George M. Dallas Masonic Lodge 531 F&AM. He also belonged to Caldwell Consistory, Bloomsburg; Irem Shrine, Dallas; and Dallas Kiwanis.
Clifford was a member of Shavertown United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, the former Harriet J. Williams; his daughter, Estella Parker Killian and her husband, Attorney Stephen, Shavertown; his sons, Clifford K. Parker Jr., Sarasota, Fla.; and Sean D. Parker and his wife, Christine, Dallas; brother, George Parker, Naples, Fla.; and grandchildren, Jeffrey Parker, Sarah Gilligan and Elizabeth Killian.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in Shavertown United Methodist Church, Shavertown, with the Rev. Judy Walker, pastor, Shavertown United Methodist Church, and the Rev. Cheryl Cavalari officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Back Mountain Memorial Library, c/o 96 Huntsville Road, Dallas, PA 18612, or to the Back Mountain Regional Fire and EMS, c/o P.O. Box 41, Dallas, PA 18612.
Arrangements are under the direction of Richard H. Disque Funeral Home, 2940 Memorial Highway, Dallas.
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Published in Citizens' Voice on Nov. 15, 2013